ERIC Number: EJ1071202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
"A Fly in the Ointment": African American Male Preservice Teachers' Experiences with Stereotype Threat in Teacher Education
Scott, Sonya V.; Rodriguez, Louie F.
Urban Education, v50 n6 p689-717 Sep 2015
This study draws from a larger phenomenological study on African American academic persistence and career aspirations in education. This article highlights three African American males' experiences with concentrated forms of stereotype threat in teacher education. Their voices revealed dimensions of how power and privilege operate in teacher education. Three themes emerged as significant factors, stereotype threat, grappling with marginalization, and significant role models, in their schooling experiences and motivations to teach. Findings of this study suggest practical implications for teacher-credential programs, faculty practice, and prospective African American male teachers.
Descriptors: Phenomenology, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Occupational Aspiration, Males, Ethnic Stereotypes, Teacher Education Programs, Power Structure, Advantaged, Role Models, Racial Discrimination, Educational Experience, Preservice Teachers, Social Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Demography, Coping, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Achievement Need
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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